ITI is a program of The Task Force for Global Health.
Working at ITI
The International Trachoma Initiative (ITI) seeks dedicated, passionate public health champions to help rid the world of blindness from the preventable disease, trachoma. ITI is based just outside of Atlanta, Georgia in the US. Learn more about the ITI team.
GSK Fellowship Opportunity for Graduate Students
The Task Force for Global Health is offering a fellowship opportunity to a graduate student from June – August 2017.
Fellows will have an opportunity to:
- Work as part of an ongoing Task Force program
- Become exposed to a pressing global health issue
- Become familiar with working with coalitions and collaborative concepts
- Work with a supervisor who is interested in mentoring
The Task Force for Global Health is an Emory University affiliate located in Decatur, GA. Its eight programs focus on building durable public health systems that serve all people. Focus areas include neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, and health systems strengthening. The Task Force received the 2016 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize–the world's largest award of its kind–in recognition of its extraordinary contributions to alleviating human suffering.
BACKGROUND: ITI is a partner in the Global Programme to eliminate trachoma as a public health problem. ITI supports the Global Programme through the three pillars: stewardship of the antibiotic Zithromax® donation from Pfizer; knowledge management, and developing and strengthening partnerships for disease elimination
PROJECT: We redesigned our website in early 2017 with new content, visuals and infographics focusing on our three pillars. We are offering a unique opportunity for a GSK Fellow to work at the leading edge of a global health disease elimination program, and inform a media outreach strategy that will allow ITI to mobilize the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and global health community’s energy, support and resources needed for the trachoma elimination end-game. The Fellow will gain exposure to the intersection of global health programs, policy, and advocacy.
ACTIVITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES: ITI is seeking a GSK Fellow to assist with the social and digital media analytics project described above. Under the guidance of the communications team, the GSK Fellow will review ITI’s current digital media platforms; analyze media performance metrics using various social listening and analytical tools; synthesize our reach and messaging; present findings and develop tangible recommendations for revising and updating our digital media messaging and strategy.
Specific responsibilities include:
Support the Communication team in providing overall analysis of social data across multiple programs and social channels, including:
- Collect and synthesize data across social channels (paid, earned, shared, owned) using various social listening and analytical tools.
- Providing regular updates to internal teams.
- Liaise closely with the Communications team to provide tangible recommendations.
- Stay current with the latest social measurement trends – as well as relevant industry trends.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In addition, the GSK fellow will:
- Compile and summarize findings and fellowship experience in a report for review by the Assistant Director of Programs and Communications.
- Complete GSK Fellowship Program Satisfaction Survey.
- Participate fully as a member of the Task Force for Global Health by contributing, assisting and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested.
The fellowship will provide compensation to the fellow in the form of a $2,500 stipend. A maximum total of 230 hours are required from the fellow.
Fellowship applicants should meet the following qualifications:
- Pursuing a graduate degree in communications, journalism, marketing, public health, data analytics or a related field
- Strong analytical skills – and previous experience analyzing and interpreting social data
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
- Expertise with tools to analyze social data: Facebook Insights, YouTube Insights, Twitter Analytics, etc.
- Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
- Interest in working in global or public health and/or international development
- Experience working in communications/marketing and/or global or public health
THE APPLICATION SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS:
- A cover letter stating the applicant’s area of interest in public health and communications that includes an overview or summary of related projects, experiences, or publications produced by the applicant (maximum one page)
- Letter(s) of Recommendation from instructors or supervisors in related positions that details the performance of the individual
Completed application packages should be emailed to email@example.com or hand delivered to the Task Force for Global Health office, or received via mail by the deadline: May 26, 2017.
The Task Force for Global Health
Attn: Girija Sankar
International Trachoma Initiative
325 Swanton Way
Decatur, GA 30030
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